Bittern, eagle, loon, black-backed and hairy woodpeckers
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Bittern, eagle, loon, black-backed and hairy woodpeckers


Joe

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Nice pics.  I particularly like the shots of the Loon.

Joe
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by Joe »


Anonymous

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Thanks very much for the comment Joe, it's very much appreciated:):)
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by Anonymous »


GStuart

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Quote from: "GTRplr99"
Algonquin park
Black-backed woodpecker
http://art-mcleod.fotopic.net/p43982080.html

I'm sorry to quibble but I don't think that a Black-backed Woodpecker would have such a pronounced white supraorbital line.
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by GStuart »


Anonymous

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I appreciate your response and input gstuart, I am by no means an expert, I just went by what was in my bird book. The yellow on the head was what I went by. Here is another shot showing more of the yellow on the head. Please correct me if I am wrong:):)
Thanks again,
Art
http://art-mcleod.fotopic.net/p44093880.html
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GStuart

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Now that's a Black-backed.  Is it really the same bird?
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Anonymous

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Yes, this is the same bird, the yellow isn't as evident on the first shot. I have a shot of the hairy and the black-backed about 4 feet apart looking at each other, but it isnt the greatest.
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cloaca

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Those are most certainly not the same birds.   This is a Hairy, and this is a Black-backed.
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by cloaca »


Walter Sobchak

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I also see different birds...
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Anonymous

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Thanks very much for pointing this out, cloaca, I really appreciate it. This is why I come to this site, to learn:):):)
At least I got the eagle, the bittern and the loon right,,,lol):):):)
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Iain

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Hey Art, that bittern shot is fantastic, I've never come close to even seeing one (let alone shooting one) sitting still out in the open like that... nice work.


Iain
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Anonymous

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Thanks Iain.
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